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Where do our rats live?

Our rats are housed in specialised cages in the Biological Services Units at King’s. The rats do not share their rooms with any other species. For example, mice are a prey animal to rats and so they are separated to avoid unnecessary anxiety in the prey species. Rats are sociable animals and so they are housed in pairs or larger groups whenever possible, to ensure good welfare. Cages contain environmental enrichment to help prevent boredom in the rats, including tunnels and nesting material.
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